Arizona based Christian Hip-Hop artist Gospel Lee will make a special appearance at “The Uprising Festival” in Casper, WY on August 20th at 7pm to open for Columbia Records artist, Tedashii. The festival appearance is the final stop on the second and final leg of his “Far Away” tour. The five-city stretch takes place August 15th-21st with stops in Wyoming, Colorado, and Idaho.
“I’ve been listening to T-dot for such a long time and a huge fan, so this opportunity is so crazy to me. I’m very thankful and extremely excited,” remarks Lee.
The tour is named in honor of a song called “Far Away,” which chronicles the artist’s personal struggle and triumph involving depression. The raw and impactful tune appears on Lee’s latest project Brilliant, which debuted at #47 and #5 on Billboard’s “Christian Albums” and “Heatseakers Mid-West Regional” charts respectively. The album was also named “Best Indie Album of 2015” by Atlanta based Hip-Hop blog Str8outdaden.com and featured in the “Top Picks of 2015” by the music download site Noisetrade.com.
“This song almost didn’t make the album, but seeing how students have identified with it has been incredibly encouraging,” reflects Lee. The song features a powerful and impactful message illustrating Gospel Lee’s artistic strength.
Gospel Lee is a Billboard-charting inspirational Hip-Hop artist who believes in bringing light to dark places. He has shared stages with many in the Contemporary Christian Music scene and opened for notable GRAMMY award winning artists, Tobymac and Lecrae. You can watch the music video for “Far Away” above.
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About Gospel Lee
Gospel Igwe is an individual who deeply believes in “bringing light to dark places” through culturally-relevant, God-honoring Hip-Hop as “Gospel Lee.” He has spent time carefully crafting his raw, energetic, emotional sound into one of unbridled passion; as heard in gospel lee’s razor-sharp, rapid-fire delivery. His sound possesses a progressive sense of responsibility that is completely unashamed. His custom delivery evokes the passion of NF mixed with the boldness of Lecrae.
Gospel Lee translates this custom delivery and relentless passion into profoundly simple lyrics that birth conscious thought in the listener and foster meaningful questions. The lyricism of gospel lee in a live context is a high-energy, expressively emotional experience that is raw, yet vulnerable without abandon. Another element that distinguishes his live show is his uncanny freestyling prowess, composing entire songs from audience-selected topics spontaneously. At its conclusion, there is nothing left on stage except sweat and broken pretenses.
In 2015 Gospel Lee released his sophomore EP “Brilliant”, which earned him his first Billboard debut on multiple charts. “From the cover art to the last song, it’s the best thing we have ever done and a great example of God’s faithfulness” says Lee about the new project. It is this belief in “bringing light to dark places” expressed through the art of Hip-Hop & emotionally honest lyricism that has allowed Gospel Lee to open up for some of his inspirations and influences such as: Switchfoot, Manafest, KJ-52, Trip Lee, and most notably Grammy Award winning artists Lecrae & Tobymac. Gospel Lee is a native of Oklahoma but currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.